Waller Appointed to Art Museum Board

Waller Appointed to Art Museum Board

Gov. Cooper has appointed Angela R. “Angie” Waller to the North Carolina Museum of Art Board of Trustees.

Waller, a Faison resident, will represent North Carolina’s Third Congressional District. She can serve two six-year terms on this board which develops policy and establishes standards of operation for the museum.

“It is a tremendous honor to be appointed by our governor to serve as a NCMA trustee,” Waller said. “It is my desire to continue the excellence that the NCMA brings to the citizens of North Carolina and add value by being a voice of students and the people of eastern North Carolina,” said Waller.

Waller has been the lead art instructor at WCC since 2013. She also works as an adjunct instructor at Sampson Community College, the University of Mount Olive, and Barton College.

She has been presented WCC’s George E. Wilson Excellence in Teaching Award and its Distinguished Chair Award. Waller also received an Innovation of the Year Award from the League for Innovation in the Community College and an Excellence Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development.

“I take students to the art museum each semester and it is my goal to open a world of art that many never knew existed,” Waller said. “I have seen each and every time how much this incredible museum has impacted my students and their families.”

Her interaction with the museum led to her selection to its College Advisory Committee for the 2015-2016 academic year

“Ms. Waller encourages artistic expression and the ongoing development of our students in her art classes. I am always impressed by the talent Ms. Waller cultivates from her students,” said WCC President Patty Pfeiffer.

In addition to organizing two shows of her current and former students’ art each year at WCC, Waller seeks to put installations of WCC student art in the community. Venues range from the Maxwell Regional Agricultural and Convention Center and Arts Council of Wayne County in Goldsboro to North Carolina Rep. John Bell’s office at the North Carolina Legislative Building and the Belk Center for Community College Research at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

She instituted “The Art of Giving” in her WCC classes, allowing the students to choose causes and conduct projects to benefit them.

Waller brought her art expertise to WCC’s international travel program. In addition to organizing European travel for students and the community in 2018, 2019, and 2022, she taught the participants the history of the art and artists that were highlighted on the trips.

She is also involved with community art organizations. She currently serves on the Arts Council of Wayne County and the City of Goldsboro Public Art Steering Committee.

“It is an honor to have our art instructor, Angie Waller, appointed by the governor to serve on the NC Art Museum Board of Trustees. It is a true testament of her dedication and passion for the arts,” said Pfeiffer.